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When it comes to pay, the place for teachers to be is Rhode Island, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis compiled by Rasmussen College. more
An alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is propelling the school to the center of a growing national debate over sexual assault, drinking and hazing. more
In December 2011, The Westerly Hospital had depleted its endowment and was less than two weeks away from completely running out of money. Founded in 1925 and employing some 800 people, the hospital was and remains an economic cornerstone. Accordingly, Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern placed the hospital under the protection of a court-supervised special mastership, appointing me to that role. My team and I were charged with finding a way for the hospital to remain viable, retain jobs, and continue to actively serve the health care needs of the community. Over the course of two-and-a-half years, it has been rewarding to see the end-result: an economically viable hospital. more
Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is calling for stricter regulations to protect service members from predatory lending. more
PROVIDENCE – The Animal Legal Defense Fund has ranked Rhode Island the ninth-best state in the nation in its 2014 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report. According to a news release, the ranking puts Rhode Island second best of the New England states, behind Maine, which ranked second nationally, and ahead of Massachusetts, the next-best New England state at 13th. more
BOSTON – A Massachusetts environmental-services company has agreed to pay more than $650,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging it submitted false bills and records on multiple public contracts for sewer, storage tank and catch-basin cleaning, maintenance and repair, and illegally discharged sewage and wastewater, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
Since the R.I. State Police received $45 million in a multistate settlement with Internet search giant Google in the spring of 2012, the department has gotten no shortage of suggestions on how it should spend the money, according to Lt. Col. Karen Pinch. more
NORTON – Kathleen M. O’Donnell, a 1977 graduate of Wheaton College and a practicing attorney in Lowell, Mass., has been appointed to a special commission that investigates judicial misconduct, according to a report from The Lowell Sun. more
Rhode Island broke ground in 2013 when lawmakers approved a Temporary Caregiver Insurance program with the most expansive employee-disability and family leave benefits in the country. more
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